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Editor's Blog

Rachel Haywire
April 27, 2012

A Robot Bill of Rights is needed to reflect a new perspective in the way humans see future robots – not only as mechanical slaves but as sentient beings.

Adam Ford and Ben Goertzel
April 26, 2012

Ben Goertzel interviews Adam Ford about the upcoming Humanity+ @Melbourne (May 5-6 2012), which will feature Aubrey de Grey, Natasha Vita-More, Stelarc and many more inspiring speakers.

Michael Anissimov
April 22, 2012

Schwann Cybershaman, an h+ magazine writer and filmmaker, has been compiling a video series of lectures by the late Terence McKenna, the psychedelic philosopher and proto-transhumanist. Whether or not you agree with McKenna's specific views, his breadth of knowledge and the boldness of theorizing will have you thinking about life, the universe, and everything in novel ways.

David Klemke
April 19, 2012

The idea of mind uploading is an idea that many transhumanists believe will one day become a possibility. It’s an intriguing notion, being able to cast off the shackles of our earthly ties and transcend into another, purely digital form.

Michael Anissimov
April 13, 2012

Mind uploading would involve simulating a human brain in a computer in enough detail that the "simulation" becomes, for all practical purposes, a perfect copy and experiences consciousness, just like protein-based human minds.

Keith Henson
April 12, 2012

I have long had misgivings about large aggregations of computing nodes forming a mind because of speed-of-light delays. That will reduce "thinking speed," since a mind cannot "be of one mind" if much it is not aware of the current situation due to speed-of-light delays.

Al Globus
April 10, 2012

We live on the edge of the Milky Way galaxy. Our galaxy has 200‐400 billion stars spread out across 100,000‐120,000 light years. We are on the edge, where stars are far apart. If we can get from here to the nearest one, then we can star‐hop throughout the entire galaxy.

Rachel Haywire
April 10, 2012

MorpHex, a morphing hexapod. Adjusting the body size when walking. Transforming into a sphere. Video demonstration.

Byron Reese
April 9, 2012

It is easy to miss the Internet Renaissance that is happening around us. Because it grows gradually by the day, it is like the proverbial frog in the pot who doesn’t feel the water warming up around him.

Rachel Haywire
April 6, 2012

Jason Silva on The Joe Rogan Experience Podcast.

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